Coconut oil is an all natural oil used for many ailments, internal and external. Brushing your dog with coconut oil can improve not only his coat, but also his skin. If your dog has dry and itchy skin, coconut oil can relieve this discomfort as well as improve the look and feel of a dry coat and scaly skin. Coconut oil is also antibacterial, which means your dog’s skin will be protected from bacteria growing as a result of scratching and drying.
You can give your dog coconut oil internally for digestion and to help metabolism, and you can also use coconut oil to brush your dog’s teeth. But for gorgeous locks, try brushing your dog’s fur with coconut oil to add a sheen to his coat and build up strong elasticity in his skin. While you are brushing with coconut oil, add some to your dog’s dry paw pads. Don’t worry if your dog licks it off. Not only is it safe, it will work internally as well as externally.
If your dog has dry and itchy skin, he might not enjoy brushing. Using coconut oil and a gentle massage might ease some of this discomfort. Be careful not to scratch your dog with the brush, especially if his skin is overly dry. When in doubt, a treat always helps redirect a dog’s attention.
If your pup is rough and dry grab some coconut oil and a brush. Pamper your pooch with a coconut oil brushing to soothe irritated skin and heal dry, itchy spots in no time. Pampered pups are happy pups.